When the dust settles (140:365)

Source: crownheights.info

Source: crownheights.info

Each day, no matter how crazy, insane, busy eventually ends… As a principal, the minute that the dust settles, becomes the opportunity for reflection. For instance, a few minutes ago, the last person left the office for the night. Peace and quiet enveloped the atmosphere. It was the first time all day that this office was quiet. Some leaders like to get right out when this happens. For me, I cherish these minutes and try to make the most of them. I usually take 5 or 10 minutes to reflect on the days events. This is also when I tend to blog. I whole hardheartedly believe that reflection is the key to improvement.


Here are 5 key strategies to make the most of when the dust settles:

  1. Enjoy it – You know it won’t last
  2. Recap the positive and negative aspects of the day
  3. Make a plan for the next day
  4. Write a journal (or blog) this will help your leadership
  5. Be sure to leave it at work


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *